The first motorcycle race ever held at Royal Mountain Ski Area was in 1982 and it was a hillclimb. The New England Hill Climbers put Royal Mountain on its schedule in ’82 and has remained there to this day. It is a points paying event for New England and annually draws over 200 entries, and spectators.
Royal’s hill is 700’ long, which is the longest hill on the circuit. It features two jumps and some rough sections. Each rider gets two tries at the hill with the fastest trial counting. The AMA (American Motorcycle Association) thought enough of Royal Mountain and its hill to award it the 1996 national championship.
The New England Hill Climbers Association has only five events remaining for their 2018 Hillclimb schedule. The New England Hill Climbers Association travels to facilities all over New England; states include, NY, NH, and MA with it's next stop being here to Royal Mountain this weekend.
New England Hillclimbers Association
Event Schedule remaining events
Sunday, July 15th: Royal Mountain Hillclimb in Caroga Lake, NY
Saturday & Sunday, July 28-29th: Colin Krenzul Memorial race/AMA Amateur Hillclimb at Monson, Ma (non points race for NEHA)
Saturday, August 25th: Ridge Runner’s Hillclimb in Canaan, NH
Saturday, September 8th: Granite Gorge Hillclimb in Keene, NH
Sunday, September 30th: Championship Hillclimb in Monson, MA
For More information about hillclimbs go to http://www.newenglandhillclimbers.com/home.html
Registration begins at 8am and concludes at 10am with racing starting at 11am. Admission at the gate is $10.00 and sign up fee is $20.00 per class.
The following are the feature classes:
600 4 stroke
Over 25 ATV
Don't forget our annual Wednesday night Supercross events. Registration starts at 5pm and closes at 7pm with practice and racing shortly there after. Our season will run until August 29th with Awards night being the last race of the season for us. We look forward to seeing everyone there!